• Apr 20th 2006 at 7:54PM
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Indy Racing League fan favorite Danica Patrick will return to Indianapolis next month, where she hopes to improve on her fourth place finish in last year's rookie campaign. But Patrick isn't just gearing up for the race, the talented and comely racer is on the cusp of releasing her autobiography.

Danica Patrick: Crossing The Line was actually penned by biographer Laura Morton, but the racing star insists she was very much in the driver's seat during the entire writing process.

The book is slated to hit retail shelves May 25.

[Source: The Associated Press via the San Jose Mercury News; Amazon.com]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm glad more women are making inroads to racing. Good for her.


      • 9 Years Ago
      #2...I would love to see you race at Indy...then come back and say that.

      Anyways, I agree with you. She is getting a lot of attention and yea it is because shes a chick. I guess its cool she was the first female to lead at Indy and the fourth to race at Indy but there are better records out there that should be published. Oh well, shes makin money...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Look guys, I don't buy into the Danica-mania hype either. And sure, she's been coached and groomed into a little media marvel. But for better or worse that's what's expected of any race driver in a mjor series today.

      She's got the ride. She's earned it -- she didn't buy it. I'll bet the rest of you in the peanut gallery don't. She qualifies well, and she runs hard. You don't have to like her, but she is a real racer. And the rest of you are probably racing your armchairs.

      Deal with it. In a world where you go fast, or go home, she goes fast. Where are you guys?
      • 9 Years Ago
      To all posters that repeatedly say: "She drives better than you!! Duh, that's a given!! These are just post on a blog.... Do you think every sports caster can match the skill of the player(s) they criticize or games they report on.
      And this topic is not new, I've seen the same topic on other media, they ask the same question, point blank, why does someone with her record get the level of media attention? It's like everybody knows the truth but doesn't want to say it. Nobody hates her, I'm glad to see women in the sport.
      Also, this blog is anonymous, nobody knows jack about anybody else, outside of whether they use spell check or not, if given the chance (and some track time) you don't know what some of these posters can do behind the wheel.
      • 9 Years Ago
      IRL was in a downward spiral until Danica showed up. Frankly, American racing sucks compared to F1 or rallying.. I never watched any American racing until Danica arrived, because let's admit it, it's interesting to see a woman race among guys. Look, we're even talking about the IRL here.. the IRL and every driver in the IRL should be thanking its stars that they have Danica to promote its races.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I HATE DANICA whenever she comes to INDY all the news media does is cover Danica, and personally I don't think she is all that good!! Seems like they skip all t he other talent and head straight to her, I have a buddy that was stupid enough to ask for her autograph at this years Indy 500 she told him she was too busy to sign his stuff and had better things to do!! He ripped up her poster right in front of her!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      One word which sums up the sport and the woman we are discussing: IRRELEVANT!
      • 9 Years Ago
      She'll have a 2nd career with Playboy after the racing one is over. We are looking at a rich lady.
      • 9 Years Ago
      JR... I'm not going to pretend to know a lot about IRL. But you think maybe the reason those "Jap" engines got so popular is because... they were better than the alternatives?
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is like releasing a greatest hits album after you've released two albums.
      • 9 Years Ago
      She maybe overrated/overhyped, but she is a better racer than anyone that posts here.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It sucks, she's only getting this attention because she's female. Anyone else with her record would not be getting this much media attention.
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